Resident Artists of Constellation

JUN OSAKI

Jun started tattooing in 2012 in Minneapolis, MN where they've spent most of their growing years. In early years, being an only-child let them to a life of solitude in drawing, primarily feeding on manga, anime, cartoons, video games, and the internet. Later years as their style developed, surrealism became a focus and a key to re-connecting with their estranged homeland of Japan. Tattooing became a means to survive and escape the oppressive-experience in the mid-west. Now on a permanent journey of healing, they search for souls whom are interested in body art as an expression, healing, or experience.

Jun work best in dreamy-surrealism, emotions, and Asian-inspired art. Things like animals, creatures, plants, and symbology. They enjoy combining various elements to portray/represent an idea, feeling, or emotion.

Work info for Jun can be found at
www.skinpapercloth.com

IG: @ajunkysock

MARLOW (WOLFGORE)

Marlow was raised in both Portland and the lush islands of Hawaii. The artwork and tattoos they create references the dense jungle foliage and variety of East Asian culture found in the state. Marlow moved to Portland in 2015 to learn to tattoo, and bring a lifetime of artwork to skin. With work that ranges from grotesque and emotional to botanical and natural, Marlow is trying to add a new sort of feeling with tattooing- one that respects, acknowledges cultural imagery, one that allows for things not conventionally seen as beautiful to the western and common eye to become more than that, one that remains accessible and allows all sorts of people to enjoy tattoos regardless of their background or social standing, and one that strays from both the boys' club stereotype and the exclusionary and expensive side of tattooing. As someone who is both queer and a person of color, this is a goal Marlow tries to achieve with every encounter.

Marlow is most frequently at the shop working, drawing, or at home hanging out with their kickass roommates. 

IG: @wolfgore

A-B M (VALLEY)

A-B M is an interdisciplinary artist from North Carolina who specializes in illustrative black linework tattoos. A-B graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 with a BFA in painting, and began tattooing in the winter of 2014, learning and sharing skills of the trade amongst artists and friends in Baltimore before chasing the sun to the west coast in 2015.

A-B's work features fantastic creatures and mythical landscapes, rendered with special attention to line weight, texture, and movement. They are most inspired by esoteric archetypes, illustrative symbology, folk narratives, and storytelling, with a style informed by elements of psychedelia, horror/sci-fi comics, and a variety of printmaking techniques and print history. A-B also makes drawings, shrinky-dinks, comics, flyers, and objects from a home studio in north Portland, Oregon. In their spare time, A-B can be found studying the desert and planning road trips, taking photos, and making mixtapes for friends.

Booking info for A-B can be found at
http://www.abmtattoo.com

More of A-B's artwork portfolio is online at
http://www.ab-moore.com

IG: @v_a_l_l_e_y

FINLEY JORDAN

Finley spent her childhood on 50 acres of thickly wooded land with a river called the Clam; as north as north gets in Wisconsin. Snow fell higher than she stood tall and mosquitos sucked up the summer blood. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 with a BFA in Fiber, focusing mostly on experimental fashion & soft sculpture. In an effort to find the balance between relating and standing alone - she escaped the east coast grit & followed the moss monsters to the pacific northwest. It was a welcome home, of sorts, from the woods.

She worked as a florist for 3 years, solidifying her lifelong love affair with botanicals, before deciding to pursue tattooing in 2017. Through working with flowers she discovered her inability to see true & perfect color in any other medium, and therefor only makes blackwork tattoos. She enjoys tattooing flora and fauna; scientific/botanical/floral illustration, astrology, astronomy, old engravings & strange objects. Her work is a combination of delicate & illustrative linework and heavy blackfill.

Guided by the Blue Heron - gliding through the spaces of both air & water but not committed completely to either - find her in the shallow swamps, stark still and the night sky, smooth & starry. 

IG: @mothmilk // @joshuanightfury